Interviews

Andrew Jakovac
Chef Strittmatter: Professional Cooking with Burch Barrel

Chef Strittmatter: Professional Cooking with Burch Barrel

Meet the Chef Chef Topher Strittmatter’s love for cooking began at childhood, learning in his mother’s kitchen in Indiana. By college, the draw of the culinary arts eclipsed his studies of political science at Indiana University, and he pulled up stakes, moved to Austin and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu. Since, his dedication and skill have catapulted his career to the level of executive chef. Currently residing in Jackson, WY, he runs the kitchen at a globally renowned luxury resort. One thing that stands out about Topher is his willingness to create and share amazing food with his community. He’s one of...

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Andrew Jakovac
Andy Moeckel : Who is the Flip Flop Chef?

Andy Moeckel : Who is the Flip Flop Chef?

The Flip Flop Chef, or as we like to refer to him ‘Andy Flippin Moeckel’, is easily one of the most interesting and entertaining people you’ll ever meet: a road warrior, hunting guide and expert camp chef. Andy’s affable nature and love of bringing people together, along with his passion for hunting collide when he prepares his family’s generations-old recipe for wild game that has become a cornerstone of the Moeckel family tradition.  The Flip Flop is the west Marin County way of cooking a whole bone-in quarter of deer, antelope or  wild sheep over an open flame, but there's much...

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The Rich Outdoors Podcast: Building a Brand

The Rich Outdoors Podcast: Building a Brand

One of the first things you think when you move into a new space is, “I wonder what my neighbors will be like?”. At Burch Barrel, we got lucky and happened to set up shop next to Backcountry Fuel Box and The Rich Outdoors Podcast. Fellow entrepreneur, Cody Rich, is the founder of both businesses and has also grown to become a good neighbor and better friend.  In the days leading up to the Burch Barrel launch, Cody asked if the team would like to do a podcast with him. It was clear that we would talk about hunting while...

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Rudolf Laveran
Interview with Jared Zissu - Founder of Flylords

Interview with Jared Zissu - Founder of Flylords

Burch Barrel took advantage of a snowy June day in Bozeman, Montana to sit down with Flylords founder, Jared Zissu. A graduate of Sewanee: The University of the South, Jared, is making a name for himself in the fishing world through his own fly fishing focused media company. Flylords was founded during his college years, where Jared met his fly fishing mentors. He said that the older guys in the on-campus fire department, in which Jared served for four years, introduced him to the sport. Jared has since built an enormously popular social media platform on Instagram, and most recently...

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